Upper Great Southern Cricket Association’s C-section sides undefeated week capped off with strong title win

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
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Upper Great Southern Cricket Association champion C-section side.
Camera IconUpper Great Southern Cricket Association champion C-section side. Credit: Jenny Forrest

Upper Great Southern Cricket Association second XI capped off a brilliant week by claiming the C-section title at senior country week in Perth.

After going through the week undefeated and prevailing in the final, Uppers will now be promoted into B-section next year.

Taking on Avon in the decider, Uppers batted first and posted 7-173 from their 50 overs, led by Dylan Brooks and Jordan Hughes.

Uppers fell to 2-30 before Brooks and Joe Dowling had a 51-run stand to help their side to 3-81 when Dowling was removed for 25.

Brooks fell on 54 and when Kade Leeson and Rob Enright departed Uppers had slipped to 6-112.

But Hughes (45) and Michael Cowcher shared in a 55-run partnership to post a competitive total.

Uppers then did a great job with the ball on their way to claiming the 2021 C-section title.

Hughes took the first wicket which started the Avon collapse as they lost 8-52.

The tail fought hard but they were all bowled out for 116, handing Uppers a 57-run victory.

Hughes was the star with the ball, claiming 3-12 off eight overs, five of which were maidens, while David Head snared 2-27.

Uppers held on narrowly in their semifinal on Thursday against Peel, defending 116.

Dowling top scored with 33 and Brooks chipped in with 24 after Uppers batted first.

But they hit back, bowling Peel out for 104 to progress.

Head starred with 4-28 while Brooks (2-8) and Hughes (2-21) also played important roles in the win.

On Wednesday, Uppers defeated Wyalkatchem with Head claiming 5-20 while Dowling and Brooks notched half centuries.

Dowling was the second leading run scorer in the section with 169 and Head was superb taking 15 wickets across the five matches for Uppers.

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